Africana Studies, in conjunction with the Division of Equity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, Robert Wood Johnson Center and the Department of American Studies, presents two lectures around "The Emancipation Proclamation: 150 Years Later" on the last two Fridays in March. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Samuel Brown, J.D., civil rights attorney and director of the Tucson Unified School District, presents, "The Eduction Proclamation: Reconstruction and Desegregation," on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in Dane Smith Hall room 125.

The second lecture features Kathy L. Powers, UNM assistant professor of political science, presenting, "Reparations in the Aftermath of the Emancipation Proclamation," on Friday, March 29 at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Building Lobo rooms A&B.

The Distinguished Speaker Series invites emerging and established scholars and artists, who represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and epistemologies, from across the African Diaspora to present works that encourage critical dialogue, promote social justice, and foster a climate that imbues diversity as an asset.

For more information, contact Belinda Wallace.